Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wood Wall Hanging

Good morning everyone!!
Today's project is a wood wall hanging.  After spring cleaning and organizing my craft room, I came across a wood box that was hidden in my closet.   Since I don't remember when I purchased it, I decided that perhaps it is time to do something with it.  It is quite nice, as the back is open and you could use it for a shadow box.  I chose to use the front flat side.  It is made with real wood.

I then applied modeling paste using a brick wall stencil over the entire surface.
For protection, I applied a good coat of clear gesso.  This will help the sprays spread easier and not soak into the wood.

After the gesso dried I sprayed with 3 colours of spray purple, pink, and turquoise making sure that I dried each colour before I applied the next.
After all the colours were applied, I embossed some platinum "utee" here and there over the surface.  This is something else I forgot that I had.  It gives a silvery shine to the surface.

And the rest is the embellishments.  I started by applying a piece of cheese cloth over the centre portion of the box.  I placed some honeycomb chipboard pieces next, a larger one at the top left corner of the cheesecloth and a smaller one coming out at the bottom.   For my picture frames I added the purple and turquoise sprays using a paint brush - one at a time then I adhered patterned paper behind - one with a bird and the other with a butterfly.  You can see the rest of the embellishments and where I placed them below.  I also die cut vines with chipboard and embossed them with a light turquoise sprarkly powder, punched butterflies which I placed one on top of the other then sprayed them with the same spray colours.  At the very end I applied Finnibair's "art stones" around the other items along with some fine turquoise sprinkles here and there.  I then dry-brushed white gesso onto the flowers to blend them with each other.
Below are snapshots of various areas of the box to show you the embellishments that were added.

And there you have it.  I did find lots of other items that I forgot that I had.  My next project is to do something with the glass bottles that I found.
Until next time, this is Donna wishing you a great day.
"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even touched,
 they must be felt with the heart."